« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Indio, CA
Students enrolled: 953
After care: No

Contact this school

45-250 Dune Palms Road
Indio, CA 92201

School website
(760) 200-3720
(760) 200-3729
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Amelia Earhart Elementary School Of International Studies address.
July 21, 2012
I love Amelia Earhart Elementary! My kids have learned so much being in a IB school. They are always excited to go to school and learn and talk about their day when I pick them up. Earhart offers many after school activities. The IB Program is awesome. It teaches the students how to help their community and families in a caring loving way. The teachers are the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Earhart not only teaches the CA state standards but they teach internationalism as well!! Students become so well rounded at this school that it's amazing.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 12, 2010
Amelia Erhart is an excellent school that teaches the children in a well rounded environment. They are taught how to use what they learn in helping their surrounding communitites.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
There is such a strong sense of community here you truly feel a part of a family.

- submitted by a community member
October 11, 2010
It is a great school with high expectaions for their students. The education is well rounded and there are many "extra curricular" activities offered.

- submitted by a teacher
October 10, 2010
This is my daughter's third year at AE. For the most part my wife and I have been very pleased with her education thus far. My major concern is the class size and transfers. It seems the principal likes the fact that we have more than 200 transfer requests which is more than double what other schools get. He likes to "brag" about this constently. When do we cut it off. AE is quickly approaching 1000 students and class sizes are over 30 students. When does a teacher stop being effective...20, 25, 30?

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2010
This is an excellent school with very professional staff. A big plus for me is getting graded papers back. In my children's old school this never happened. So I was basically clueless as to how my children were doing. I'm happy how the principal doesn't constantly mention the standardized test scores and the teachers don't seem to mercilessly drill the students on it and thus making good standardized test scores the primary function of the school. They have a different approach. They sincerely want the children to learn the basics reading, writing and arithmetic as well as proper manners, how to be upstanding citizens and taking responsibility. If you want music, foreign language, technology and much more in your child's life this is the school for you. Parents are encouraged to play a part in their children's education and are well informed about what is going on. I feel blessed to have my children accepted at this school. Thank you AE for bringing the joy of learning back into my childern's heart.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
Each teacher in our school cares about children, about their well being and academic potential. We focus on values of the IB, being caring, responsible, well balanced, thinkers. We have many programs for helping our community, collecting plastic for ovens in Darfur, collecting pennies for our local Animal Samaritans. Each child in 5th grade must choose a "cause" to help the world, community, research, plan a presentation, and actively engage others to help this cause. This is their end of the year project. We have several gardents, a beautiful bird sanctuary, a "peace" garden", and a flower, vegetable garden, all cared for by a sponsor teacher and students. We are a great school!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
The school year has just started but so far so great. My child is in the Special Day Class at AE and we are more than happy with the decision to go into this program at AE. The Teacher and Teacher Aids have been very kind and and attentive to my childs needs. I am so relieved to find such a healthy invironment for my child to learn in.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 12, 2008
AE is a good school, the admin and staff are well above average and most importantly the parents are very involved. We have had a great 3rd grade teacher and a 5th grade teacher. Like all public schools sometimes a few teachers get 'tenure' and become 'retired on the job'. That unfortunate but a fact of life.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2008
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2008
I have 5 children. The two older children attended a school in the same district prior to Earhart's opening. I have two children who have attended AE with great success. They have both moved on to the MYP and IB program in the high school and middle school. Both are doing excellent. My 1st grader will start at Earhart in September and I am looking forward to working with the awesome 1st grade staff. Many of them were there when my two middle kids attended. The IB program is a outstanding addition to the regular curriculum. The school has excellent staff and committed families.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2008
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2008
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a student
May 28, 2008
I have been working continuously with school districts since 1976 and I have never experienced the lack of professionalism, lack of commitment to education and rudeness as I have experienced this past year while attempting to work with staff at Amelia Earheart Elementary

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2008
I have 6 children, three that are currently attending this school. The kindergarden teachers are wonderful and get so much accomplished in such a short time. They are amazing. They have a great music and Spanish programs. I have been blessed to have some really great teachers, but unfortuatley have had a few bad ones as well. I can always tell the first week of school what kind of year I am going to have. As a busy. working mom, a bad teacher can really wreck havoc on my life. I would have given Amelia 5 stars if I hadn't had the frustration of these few teachers. It's too bad we can't grade the teachers. I would love to see the great teachers get special recognition for all of their hard work. A great teacher is a true blessing in my life.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2007
This is a really good school. It's an IB school as well. I really like the fact that the GATE kids were put together in a class of only GATE. My daughter has really excelled in that format. I hope they keep doing that. The teachers are awesome. Love the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2007
I have 2nd grade twins at Amelia in seperate classes ,they are both doing grand, and I am quite happy with the school ,It's really about having great teachers and I love the IB program for thinking out of the box

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2004
Nothing short of wonderful! We are very pleased with the professional staff. Parent involvement is key and I felt supported at every turn. Amelia Earhart has been a great experience. The 'International Studies' program should be implemented in all schools. The expansion of my child's education has been only to her benefit and she has blossomed in her critical and creative thinking. It has allowed her to appreciate and understand the importance of her education and other cultures. My daughter feels confident and successful and her grades reflect it. She is well on her way to further academic success! Thanks AE!

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »

Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: October 28, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Amelia Earhart Elementary School Of International Studies
45-250 Dune Palms Road, Indio, CA  92201
(760) 200-3720
Last modified Amelia Earhart Elementary School Of International Studies is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Amelia Earhart Elementary School Of International Studies Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top